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A Most Violent Year Trailer and Poster. J.C. Chandor‘s A Most Violent Year (2014) movie trailer, movie poster star Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo, Alessandro Nivola, and Albert Brooks. A Most Violent Year‘s plot synopsis: “A Most Violent Year is a thriller set in New York City during the [...]
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- Rollo Tomasi
Ben Whishaw ("Cloud Atlas," "Skyfall") has been cast as the lead in the upcoming five-episode drama "London Spy" for BBC Two and Working Title Television. "Child 44" author Tom Rob Smith is penning the series.
Whishaw plays Danny, a hedonistic romantic who gets drawn into the dangerous world of British espionage. He falls for the anti-social Alex who suddenly disappears.
Kevin Connolly ("Entourage") is attached to star in the office comedy "Fantasy Life" which Fox has given a put-pilot commitment. The potential series is an adaption of Espn analyst Matthew Berry's best-selling book of the same name.
Connolly would play a regular guy who lands his ultimate dream job working in the fantasy sports department at a major sports network.
Untitled Concussion Movie
- Garth Franklin
Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "A Most Violent Year," which comes from writer/director Jc Chandor (Margin Call, All is Lost) and stars Jessica Chastain, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. Check it out below. Plot: Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City's history -- the film follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. The new movie is set to hit theaters on December 31st. Trailer: »
The New York première of Hossein Amini's debut feature The Two Faces Of January based on the Patricia Highsmith novel, starring Oscar Isaac, Viggo Mortensen, and Kirsten Dunst at the Sunshine Landmark Cinema was hosted by Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte with Derek Blasberg, Editor-at-Large of Harper's Bazaar.
Amini was the screenwriter of Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive, starring Ryan Gosling, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, Carey Mulligan, Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks, and Iain Softley's The Wings Of The Dove which starred Helena Bonham Carter, Charlotte Rampling, Elizabeth McGovern and Michael Gambon.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
Paul Reiser has signed on for a role in Scott Free and Sony's untitled football concussion movie. Will Smith is starring in the drama based on the GQ article "Game Brain" by Jeanne Marie Laskas. Described as a whistleblower tale, it follows neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith), who discovered that major head injuries and life-long debilitating problems were facing NFL players because of repeated concussions. Alec Baldwin, Albert Brooks and Beyond the Lights actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw have also recently signed on to the project. Reiser will play Dr. Elliot Pellman, the chair of the NFL medical committee, who
- Rebecca Ford
A Most Violent Year will expand nationwide throughout January 2015. It is understood the film will compete in all categories including Chastain in lead categories.
Chandor directed from his screenplay about the travails of an immigrant family in New York during winter 1981, statistically one of the most violent years in the city’s history.
Chandor’s All Is Lost opened in 2013 and earned a number of awards. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
J.C. Chandor is definitely on the rise, with a surprising amount of people favoring his dark horse Robert Redford film All Is Lost over Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity juggernaut in last year's "solo and in peril" sweepstakes. And A Most Violent Year definitely looks like it could be the film that really solidifies his place on the map. The film is set in New York in 1981 and revolves around “an American immigrant (Oscar Isaac) and his wife (Jessica Chastain) trying to expand their business as violence and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built.” A24 has just released a trailer for the film that's incredibly intense and foreboding and surprisingly successful in making you feel like you know these characters already. Oscar Isaac is such a chameleon, I had to look twice to make sure this was in fact the same Isacc from Inside Llewyn Davis. And of course »
- Evan Dickson
J.C. Chandor's “A Most Violent Year” starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain joins the Oscar race with a Dec. 31 release date in New York and Los Angeles, with plans to roll out wide in January 2015. Set during in crime-ridden New York in 1981, the film follows the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream while rampant violence, decay, and corruption threaten to destroy all they have built. Also read: Oscar Isaac in Talks to Replace Javier Bardem in J.C. Chandor's ‘A Most Violent Year’ Albert Brooks co-stars in the film, »
- Gina Hall
It's the dread December 31st just-barely-Oscar-qualifying release for Jc Chandor's curiosity A Most Violent Year. We had seen virtually nothing until today but now the poster, the teaser, a new website newyorkcity1981.com and the release date. We hear the acting is topnotch but then with that cast (Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Alessandro Nivola, Christopher Abbott, Elizabeth Marvel, etcetera), why wouldn't it be?
Here's the teaser. Let us hope releasing a movie called that on New Year's Eve isn't a horrific omen for the good health of 2015.
- NATHANIEL R
A24 has finally announced a release date for J.C. Chandor's A Most Violent Year starring Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain, and along with it comes the film's first trailer and poster Set during the winter of 1981 -- statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City's history -- A Most Violent Year is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy all they have built. Albert Brooks and Alfred Molina co-star. A Most Violent Year is set for a December 31 release in New York and Los Angeles, the film will expand nationally throughout Jan. 2015. Watch the trailer and check out the poster below. sb id="991407" height="360" width="640" »
- Brad Brevet
A Most Violent Year, director J.C. Chandor’s film about a successful New York businessman whose quest for the American Dream is punctured by the gritty realities of 1981 New York, will open Dec. 31 and qualify for this year’s Oscar’s races.
Oscar Isaac plays Abel, the idealistic and well-intentioned gas businessman whose growing profits bump up against the New York underworld. His wife, Anna (Jessica Chastain), has some family connections who might be able to lend him some muscle. Albert Brooks also stars.
The film, distributed by A24, will expand nationally in January. It’s Chandor’s third film, »
- Jeff Labrecque
Lots of questions have been surrounding J.C. Chandor's "All is Lost" follow-up "A Most Violent Year" this season, but we've been telling you to chill out, it's coming, etc. The sound mix has been moving along this month and it's being primed for a big winter bow. Now it has a date: Dec. 31. A platform release in January is expected to follow. A24 is getting it in right under the wire. I still wouldn't rule out, say, an AFI Fest premiere to get the ball rolling, though. They're going to want to screen the heck out of this thing before all the late drops that are still unfinished — "Unbroken," "American Sniper," "Into the Woods," etc. — come out swinging. I suppose a New York Film Festival spot is possible, but the whole "secret screening" game seemed to hit the skids there last year and if anything, I might watch for "Fury" to play that card, »
- Kristopher Tapley
A24 has announced a release date for J.C. Chandor's film A Most Violent Year, setting up the drama to hit theaters just under the wire for an awards qualifying run. The film from the All Is Lost director will hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles on Dec. 31 and then expand nationally throughout Jan. 2015. A24 also released a new teaser trailer and poster (see below) for the film, which stars Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain and Albert Brooks. Set in New York City during the winter of 1981 (statistically one of the most violent years in the
- Rebecca Ford
We hadn’t checked in on Disney-Pixar’s “Finding Dory” in a while. The sequel to insta-classic “Finding Nemo” has its star, Ellen DeGeneres, who is returning to the franchise to voice the easily-confused fish Dory. There have been some voice acting developments recently, but first let’s recap as to who is returning to the film along with DeGeneres. Albert Brooks and Willem Dafoe, who played the Nemo’s dad Marlin and fishtank leader Gill, respectively, are also coming back. Vicki Lewis is also returning as fishtank denizen Deb (and, by extension, Deb’s mirror image “sister” Flo). But news has been released of two new voices joining the fun–Idris Elba and Dominic West. [ Read More ]
Even when his choice of material has been suspect, Alejandro G. (formerly Gonzalez) Inarritu has never given us reason to doubt him as one of the most purely gifted filmmakers of his generation. For him, no less than for Michael Keaton, this ferociously inventive plunge into the corroded soul of American celebrity represents a career-reigniting comeback; for that wizardly cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki, it’s the latest in a steady stream of digital long-take miracles, like “Black Swan” as directed by Max Ophuls. (Venice, Telluride, New York)
“From What Is Before”
The extreme length is inseparable from the power and conviction of Lav Diaz’s historical epic about the devastation of a small Filipino barrio amid the political and military unrest of the early 1970s. As a slow-burning study of social decay, this winner of Locarno’s Golden Leopard prize is both a thematic companion piece to Michael Haneke »
- Variety Staff
With the NFL making headlines this week in all the wrong ways, Roger Goodell is probably none too happy to hear that an untitled, Ridley Scott-produced drama about football concussions is moving forward. Recently, Drive actor Albert Brooks joined the film, which is already set to star Will Smith and Alec Baldwin. Additionally, Belle actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who has never been hotter thanks to an acclaimed turn in Beyond the Lights, is in talks for a major role in the project, though specifics on her part have not been revealed.
Brooks, who will next appear in the buzzy J.C. Chandor period drama A Most Violent Year, is set to portray Cyril Wecht. As per Deadline, Wecht is the “chief forensic pathologist who mentors forensic neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu (Smith) and encourages him to press his discovery of Cte, the concussion syndrome that has been fatal in contributing to the »
- Isaac Feldberg
"I saw Idris recently," West told Shortlist. "We're both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that.
"I'm in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire - a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."
Finding Dory will arrive in Us cinemas on June 17 and in the UK on July 29.
Pixar at the movies - in pictures: »
Idris Elba and Dominic West, the actors who portrayed McNulty and Stringer Bell on The Wire, have joined Pixar's Finding Nemo sequel, Finding Dory. West revealed the news in an interview with ShortList saying:
"I saw Idris recently. We’re both in the sequel to Finding Nemo, so we were recording that. I’m in pretty regular contact with a lot of guys from The Wire — a lot of them are godparents to my kids, so I love them dearly."
I never thought I'd see these two hardcore characters from The Wire in a Pixar film, but here they are. They join an already impressive cast that includes Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, Diane Keaton, Eugene Levy, and Ty Burrell.
The story takes place a year after the first film, and is set along the California coastline.
"A traumatizing event sets off Dory’s 'homing instinct,' and the »
- Joey Paur
“We’re both in the sequel to ‘Finding Nemo'” West revealed in an interview this week with Shortlist, “so we were recording that.”
Also set to star retuning cast Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Willem Dafoe, as well as new additions Diane Keaton (The Godfather), Eugene Levy (American Pie) and Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Finding Dory takes place about a year after the first film, and features returning favorites Marlin, Nemo and the Tank Gang, among others. Set in part along the California coastline, the story also welcomes a host of new characters, including a few who will prove to be a very important part of Dory’s life.
Finding Dory hits theaters on June 17th, »
- Scott Davis
Stringer Bell and Jimmy McNulty might be sharing the screen again, sort of. But instead of confronting each other on the mean streets of Baltimore, they’ll be taking to the sea.
Wire alums Idris Elba and Dominic West are reportedly lending their voices to Finding Dory, Disney and Pixar’s followup to Finding Nemo. West revealed the news in an interview with ShortList magazine this week.
- Lindsey Bahr
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